The Globe

A Monthly Globalink Publication

Vol. 10
April 1, 2016

“GOOD RELATIONSHIPS WITH GOOD COMPANIES BUILD GOOD BUSINESS”

What are you doing?

FROM THE PRESIDENT

For those in attendance, they know.

For those of you who missed our 2016 Meeting in Vietnam, you missed a lot.

According to most everyone in attendance, it was one of our very best meetings.

More than this, however, you missed our discussions about AMAZON and ALIBABA, moving into the international and forwarding business, worldwide.   As the newspaper article stated, “THIS COULD BE A GAME CHANGER”.   While this isn’t happening tomorrow, it’s on the way, along with a whole series of consequences.

The time is NOW to consider and prepare for those consequences, or face what could be some very challenging times ahead for the viability of your business.

What you once thought might be a nice protected customer, or niche, may become not so safe, as the large aggregators and multinational forwarders look for ways to replace existing market shares that may be lost to the likes of Amazon and Alibaba, and others like them.

While small and medium forwarders have always had to be more nimble and flexible, the one underutilized competitive advantage, relationships, may now have to be considered much more in a strategic sense than ever before.

We discussed this at some length in Vietnam, and we’ll be coming out with more on this in the weeks ahead.

However, it’s time to consider being far more proactive with building and expanding relationships at every point in your business.  And, especially with your international partners.

Your future may depend on it.

 

-Bill Siemens


 

NEW MEMBERS

 

  • GLOBAL TRADE LOGISTICS of AUSTRALIA

 

NEW MEMBERS TO DATE

 

  • DEDICATED LOGISTICS in POLAND
  • ARMADA PORT AGENCY from ARUBA
  • SAKJ CARGO COURIER of PERU
  • ZANINONI INTERNATIONAL FORWARDING AGENT, SPA, of ITALY
  • FUGUI LOGISTICS CO., LTD, of CHINA
  • VERTEX EXPRESS of EGYPT
  • STTE MADAGASCAR LOGISTIC (STTE) of MADAGASCAR
  • MUSCAT GLOBAL MARITIME LINE (MGML), of OMAN
  • COMBINED FREIGHT INTERNATIONAL of PAKISTAN
  • GLOBAL TRADE LOGISTICS of AUSTRALIA

 

NEW APPLICATIONS

 

  • BENGAL TRAILERS ASSOCIATION PVT LTD of INDIA
  • WORLD LINK INTERNATIONAL from YEMEN

 


Do you know any of the above listed companies?

If so let us know!
sschoelman@glnk.com


MEMBER REFFERALS

How many networks do you know of that pays their members? We have learned from experience that some of the best members come referred to us by existing members. We pay $500 to the member for each new quality agent that joins the network as a result of their referral. After they do that 4 times they get their next year’s membership renewal FREE.

 

  • PEARL LOGISTICS CO., LTD of THAILAND

 


Want to know where we need new members?
Check our Open Slots List

Have questions or want to learn more?
willsiemens@glnk.com

 

SLOW PAYING MEMBERS

 

We have not had any slow payers reported this month!! We will keep you updated if this information should be updated.

 

SALES UPDATES

Open to Suggestions

Thanks again to everyone that came to Vietnam for a spectacular meeting.  It is always so exciting year after year to be reminded of the quality of our group, and to see it grows each year!

I wanted to also thank all of the members that came forward this year with suggestions and ideas for improving our tool, as well as the meeting experience.  We are giving very serious thought to all of these, and think of each suggestion as a great opportunity to improve.

I want to remind you that you do not have to wait until next year’s meeting to send us ideas.  Any time you have an idea, encounter a problem with the website, find yourself wishing for a certain feature, please get in touch.  Who knows, we might just be able to make it happen for you!

I am always here for you by email: willsiemens@glnk.com . And by phone:480 734 6776

Thanks again, looking forward to a great year ahead!

 

-Will Siemens


 

TERMINATED MEMBERS TO DATE

 

  • AIF GLOBAL LOGISTICS from TAIWAN
  • PORTSIDE INTERNATIONAL from GHANA and NETHERLANDS
  • CARGO WORLD from INDIA
  • CANGAR BALTICS of LATVIA
  • ART LOGISTICS of KAZAKHSTAN
  • SEARIDERS BROKERAGE CORPORATION of USA
  • TORRESTIR SA of PORTUGAL
  • GICEX LOGISTICS of SPAIN
  • EES FREIGHT of SINGAPORE
  • JAS PROJECTS of ITALY
  • INTERCONTINENTAL EXPRESS LOGISTICS SOLUTION LTD of NIGERIA
  • WORLD FREIGHT SERVICE TUNISIA SARL of TUNISIA

 

FROM THE ADMIN

 

As we find ourselves back home from the 2016 Annual meeting, count the miles and hours traveled, look back through the photos, catch up on emails, and get back into the daily grind of business, let’s not forget all that we accomplished and the reasons we came together, RELATIONSHIPS.

We all know the importance of relationships but sometimes, in the busyness of our daily lives and lost in all the emails, we lose the personal touches that make these relationships thrive.

At the meetings we hear success stories of how building relationships with your fellow members (or anyone in your business) and maintaining those relationships can make the difference. We heard stories of members working together and as a result landing projects with 500 containers, 25 containers, and so on. One of our members came up to me at the meeting boasting that they had introduced themselves to a fellow member last year in an area that they didn’t think they would ever get business from and several months later received a call from that same company informing them that containers would be coming their way.

What would have happened if these members had never taken the time to create those relationships?

We say it over and over, put it on the website, and hang it under our logo but I will say it again, Good Relationships with Good Companies builds Good Business.

By being part of the team, part of the family of Globalink, you are already in a pool of Good Companies, this is part of the value the network provides to you; the Good Relationships part, that is up to you and the Good Business will take care of itself.

 

-Stephy Schoelman


 

BIRTHDAYS  FOR THE MONTH

TIME TO CELEBRATE!!

Here at Globalink we are all about building and strengthening relationships.  We love to celebrate our members and we would like to give everyone else a chance to do the same!

Every passing year is just another reminder of how strong our friendships are. So we want to wish our members a sincere “Happy Birthday”, may every wish you have come true!

 

 

Have questions about the upcoming meeting?

Questions about visas for Vietnam?

Editing your profile on the website?

Need a new user added to the website?

General membership questions?

Contact:

Stephy Schoelman

Email – sschoelman@glnk.com

Skype – stephy.glnk

Phone – +1 210 798 2284